Please carefully read the Examination Bulletin for specific information on this exam.
Selection Services Unit is pleased to announce the release of the Examination bulletin for:
Exam Title: Coordinator, Services to the Deaf,
Department of Rehabilitation
Exam Code: 7RH16 Final Filing Date: August 27, 2009
Exam Base: Departmental OPEN
Specific information regarding the examination can be accessed as follows:
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
COORDINATOR, SERVICES TO THE DEAF,
DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION
FINAL FILING DATE: AUGUST 27, 2009
“An equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation.”
Departmental Open For: Department Of Rehabilitation
HOW TO APPLY
Applications (Form 678) are available and may be filed in person or by mail with:
Department of Rehabilitation
Selection Services Unit
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
Applications are also available at the local offices of the Employment Development Department and at the State Personnel Board’s offices or web site www.spb.ca.gov <http://www.spb.ca.gov> or Department of Rehabilitation’s web site at www.dor.ca.gov
DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD
If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, mark the appropriate box in Item #2 of the “Examination and/or Employment Application.” You will be contacted to make specific arrangements.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held during November/December 2009.
$4274.00 – $5344.00
Accepted applicants are required to bring either a photo identification card or two forms of signed identification to each phase of the examination.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION
All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements for this examination by the final filing date. Your signature on your application indicates that you read, understand, and possess the minimum qualifications required.
Applications submitted must include: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year), time base, civil service or private sector titles, and the duties performed. Applications received without this information will be rejected.
Proficiency in communicating with the deaf individually and in large groups using sign language and manual spelling.
Experience: Three years of professional experience providing services to the deaf, including at least one year of experience in a program for the adult deaf providing comprehensive services such as vocational rehabilitation counseling, social service, or education. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include one year performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility not less than that of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.) AND
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college.
Under general supervision of the Program Manager, Deaf Programs, the Coordinator, Services of the Deaf, Department of Rehabilitation develops, organizes, and coordinates programs for the deaf and hard of hearing; serves as liaison between the Department of Rehabilitation and the deaf and hard of hearing community; participates in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of departmental policies and programs for the deaf and hard of hearing; makes presentations to small to large groups and staff; and does other related work as may be required.
Qualifications Appraisal – Weighted 100.00%
This examination will consist of a Qualifications Appraisal Interview only. The interview will include a number of pre-determined job-related questions. In order to obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum rating of 70% must be attained. CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT APPEAR FOR THE INTERVIEW WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
A. Knowledge of:
Principles, procedures, and techniques used in planning, evaluating, and coordinating a rehabilitation program for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Laws, regulations, policies, and requirements governing services to the deaf and hard of hearing.
Programs of other public and private agencies providing deaf and hard of hearing services.
Personal and vocational problems related to deafness.
Principles of public administration.
Ability to: Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with public and private agencies and community groups and individuals.
Conduct special studies on the effectiveness of services to the deaf and hard of hearing.
Recognize and assess training needs of staff and plan effectively for meeting these needs.
Prepare reports and technical articles.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Special Personal Characteristics:
Demonstrated interest in and understanding of the problems of deafness; ability to relate to organizations for the deaf and hard of hearing; belief in the ability of the deaf and hard of hearing to make a significant adjustment to their deafness.
If conditions warrant, this examination may utilize an evaluation of each candidate’s education and experience compared to a standard developed from the class specification. The panel will be competitively evaluating your application and resume to give you a score. For this reason, it is especially important that each candidate take special care in accurately and completely filling out the application. List all experience relevant to the Requirements for Admittance to the Examination, position description, and scope shown on this announcement. Supplementary information will be accepted, but read the Requirements for Admittance to the Examination, position description, and scope carefully to see what kind of information will be useful to the staff doing the evaluation.
ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION
A departmental open list will be established for the Department of Rehabilitation. The list will be abolished 12 months after it is established unless the needs of the service and conditions of the list warrant a change in this period.
Veteran’s preference points will not be granted in this examination since it does not qualify as an entrance examination under the law.
To learn more about the Department of Rehabilitation (e.g., how to prepare for a civil service examination, information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Limited Examination & Appointment Program (LEAP), office locations, etc.) log on to www.dor.ca.gov <http://www.dor.ca.gov>.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the Department of Rehabilitation’s Selection Services Unit in Sacramento at (916) 558-5575 three weeks after the final filing date if he/she has not received a progress report.
If a candidate’s notice of oral interview fails to reach him/her prior to the day of the interview due to a verified postal error, he/she will be rescheduled upon written request.
If you meet the requirements stated on the reverse, you may take this examination, which is competitive. Possession of the entrance requirement does not assure a place on the eligible list. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores.
The Department of Rehabilitation reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all candidates will be notified.
Examination Locations: When a written test is part of the examination, it will be given in such places in California as the number of candidates and conditions warrant. Ordinarily, oral interviews are scheduled in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. However, locations of interviews may be limited or extended as conditions warrant.
Eligible Lists: Eligible lists established by competitive examination, regardless of date, must be used in the following order: 1) subdivisional promotional, 2) departmental promotional, 3) multidepartmental promotional, 4) servicewide promotional, 5) departmental open, 6) open. When there are two lists of the same kind, the older must be used first. Eligible lists will expire in one to four years unless otherwise stated on this bulletin.
General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others, and a state of health consistent with the ability to perform the assigned duties of the classification.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free State work place. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is consistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service and the special trust placed in public servants.
TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
California Relay (Telephone) Service for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Only Individuals Authorized To Work In the United States Will Be Hired
Department Of Rehabilitation
Selection Services Unit
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
Tel. No. (916) 558-5545
TTY: 711 (National Relay Service)
COORDINATOR, SERVICES TO THE DEAF, DOR
XG89 – 9786
BULLETIN RELEASE DATE: 8/10/2009
FINAL FILING DATE: 8/27/09
EXAM CODE: 9RH16